I received my BA in Integrative Arts with a minor in History from Penn State University, and went on to obtain my MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. Here, I received Thesis of Distinction for my first novel, The Crash of Hard Water.
I am inspired by my ancestors and old family stories. The personal stories hidden within larger historical events are what captures my imagination. In combination with history, I am also heavily influenced and inspired by Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
Stories that lack diversity simply do not interest me.
I currently live in Philadelphia with my partner, Josh, and our two cats Mara and Luna, and our dog Ned.
Since January 2014, I have been working on a new novel set during the American Revolution.